This summer I am super excited to be heading for a child-free weekend in Seville, Spain. It’s not somewhere I’ve visited before, but I’ve heard so many amazing things, and seen so many brilliant pictures on Instagram, that when I knew I’d have a few child-free days, I snapped up some cheap flights.
It may be a good few months away but I’ve been busy online researching everything I want to see and do, and I have reached out to some of my fellow bloggers to hear what they reccommend too.
Things to see and do
Visit the Real Alcázar
After our visit to the Alhambra, which absolutely blew me away, heading to the Real Alcázar is high up on my bucket list in Seville. This UNESCO listed palace is still in use by the Spanish royal family, and you can pay extra to visit some of their quarters. I am particularly excited to see the wonderful architecture, which has been influenced and developed in many different ways over the 11 centuries since it’s origin!
Walk a-top the Metropol Parasol
This huge wooden sculpture come elevated walkway is more than meets the eye, and I had no idea it had four different levels!
An underground level is home to an Antiquarium, where you can view the Roman and Moorish remains which were discovered on the site and are now displayed in the museum. The street level is home to the Central Market and a public plaza both shaded by the wooden parasols above.
Up above still are two further levels which are the panoramic terraces offering awesome views of the city belowand also house a restaurant.
Visit Plaza de España
If you google search Seville, a picture of Plaza de España is one of the first images you’ll see. This vast and stunning plaza was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. The architecture has Moorish influences and looks just wonderful. I can’t wait to take a stroll here and sit and watch the world go by!
Just wander the streets!
This is actually my favourite thing to do in any new place that I go to, but travelling with kids doesn’t always make it possible. So I will certainly make the most of being kid-free and will wear my comfiest shoes and hit the streets!
Food and Drink
Eat churros for breakfast
One of our most memorable breakfasts of our trip to Spain the summer just gone was eating churros with the locals in a lovely little place in beautiful Marbella old town. So when Laura from Mummy Lauretta recommended getting churros for breakfast in Seville, my first thought was “yes! I won’t need to share with the kids!!”
Here’s hoping they are as amazing as these ones we had in Marbella!
Eat all the tapas!
I think tapas has to be one of my favourite foods in the world, I love the fact that you can experience so many flavours and textures in one meal, and I always always end up stuffing myself (but never regret it!) Seville is apparently the home of tapas so something tells me I am in for a treat!
Find some amazing restaurants
I think it is safe to say that Seville has got a reputation as being a real foodie town, so I am sure I’ll be spoilt for choice.
This post from Trish at Mums Gone To shows me exactly what I can expect, with a whole host of restaurants that she tried and tested on her visit. I absolutely love the look of No-lugar the art company, which has large communal tables and delicious sounding dishes.
Susan from Edinburgh Mummy visited last summer and says the food she had during her trip was unbelievable. Her absolute favourite was Blossom on Alameda de Hercules which she says is definitely worth a visit.
And this picture tells me she’s definitely not fibbing!
Cristina from Memories of the Pacific also had a restaurant recommendation when I reached out to her for advice on what to see and do in Seville. She says “El Pinton is a lovely restaurant near Seville’s cathedral. Thanks to its beautiful decor and cozy ambiance, it’s one of those places that make you fall in love as soon as you walk in. The menu is a modern take on traditional dishes. Their specialties are tapas and cocktails. So if you like places where you can try typical food with a twist, El Pinton is the place to go. It’s a very popular restaurant so be sure to make reservations ahead of time.
Enjoy a drink in a rooftop bar
There is something quite lovely about taking in the view os a town or city from up high, and what better way to do so than with a cold drink in hand! Pippa from The Slimming Foodie visited Seville recently and recommends La Terrazza de EME which she said was a fantastic place for a (child-free) beer overlooking the cathedral!
What have I missed?
So, that is my list so far. What have I missed?! Please do send me your recommendations for must-see and must-do in beautiful Seville.